Author Archives: Amy Ryland

WHAT’S YOUR 2040?

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Director and thinker Damon Gameau sees Climate Change as an opportunity for us all change. In his inspiring documentary 2040, he seeks to lift climate change into our everyday conversation and use all our collective skills to do something about it. Shoutout: We’re proudly partnering with Bank Australia to bring you stories of hope, resilience […]

CLIMATE CHANGER

Lunch Lady + Bank Australia - Hope School - Climate Changer

An inspiring, out of the box conversation with British-born writer, mother and activist Lucy Aitken Read. Shoutout: We’re proudly partnering with Bank Australia to bring you stories of hope, resilience and a new way of thinking. Who is in your family? There’s me, my husband Tim, and our two daughters: Ramona, eight, and Juno, six. […]

Play by Play

Lunch Lady + Bank Australia - Hope School - Play By Play

In a small town in North Wales, one of the most unusual playgrounds in the world is trying to change the way we think about play. Welcome to The Land. Shoutout: We’re proudly partnering with Bank Australia to bring you stories of hope, resilience and a new way of thinking. For a film about children […]

A MESSY STATE OF MIND

Lunch Lady + Bank Australia - Hope School - A Messy State Of Mind

Forget everything in life being neat and going to plan. Economist Tim Harford argues how embracing a messy life can make us (and our kids) more creative, resilient and relaxed. Shoutout : We’re proudly partnering with Bank Australia to bring you stories of hope, resilience and a new way of thinking. We live in a […]

Be an Unfucker.

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A conversation with Caroline Shields and Vanessa Morrish, about how positive peer pressure, small changes and a straight-talking attitude can have a big collective impact on climate change.   Shoutout: We’re proudly partnering with Bank Australia to bring you stories of hope, resilience and a new way of thinking. When did you have the idea […]

LADY LATONYA

Lunch Lady article - issue 17 - Lady LaTonya

In an online world dominated by white voices, Brooklyn-based stylist and blogger LaTonya Yvette has carved herself a platform to discuss everything from beauty, fashion and motherhood to the politics of white nationalism in President Trump’s America. Her debut book, Woman of Color, combines her personal narrative with interviews and essays by other black women, […]

SLEEP-BETTER BANANA BREAD

Lunch Lady Recipe - Sleep Better Banana Bread

Makes 12 slices What you need: • 2 ripe bananas • 1/2 cup olive oil • 2 free-range eggs • 1 tbsp vanilla paste • 1/3 cup honey • 1 cup buckwheat or plain flour • 1 cup almond meal • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder • pinch of salt What to do: 1. Preheat […]

Kids Books We Love: Rapper, comedian and author Adam Briggs talks about sharing a different Indigenous perspective with his new kids’ book, Our Home, Our Heartbeat.

Lunch Lady interviews - Adam Briggs - Author Our Home Our Heartbeat

Tell us where you’re from? I’m from Victoria. I’m from Shepparton. That’s where I grew up.  That’s where I spent most of my time.  Tell us about your family? I’m from a giant family. We had the whole community as well. We had the extended family – there was like 100 plus of cousins and […]

* make your own edible eyes!

Lunch Lady Blog - issue 13 - edible eyes

Royal icing is used to make cute, edible decorations for biscuits or cupcakes, and to glue together gingerbread houses. Once it’s dry, it sets hard, which means it makes a great adhesive. This also means that you can keep any decorations you make for a year or two. Royal icing is quick and easy to […]

Bea, at six years old loves baking, princesses and her younger brother, Gabe. She also has Down syndrome. Her mother, Avril, talks about building a family from the most unexpected parts.

Lunch Lady Blog - issue 13 - Avril + Bea

The thing about Bea is that, in so many ways, she’s just like other little girls. Princesses, make-up, all of these clichés. She really loves baking. She’s quite the cook, actually. All these stereotypically girly things that, in another situation, we might try to steer her away from—but she’s very determined when she sets her […]

Teaching Kids How to Be Grateful.

Lunch Lady Blog - Teaching kids to be grateful

Studies show that grateful kids do better in almost every metric than their non-grateful peers. But how do you even start to cultivate something as ambiguous as gratitude? Image Credit: Beci Orpin “If you involve children in meaningful, hands-on activities, it develops empathy by exposing them to experiences outside their own. But it also makes […]